The Let's Play Archive

Cooking Mama Series

by Mico

Part 3: Gnocchi

Sorry about the delay. I'd say it won't happen again, but that would probably be a lie.

Recipe from the New York Times Cookbook)
3 Russett Potatoes
2 egg yolks
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup flour

Wash the potatoes.
Boil the potatoes (unpeeled, uncut). It does not say how long, but I can tell you that 35 minutes is not nearly enough. In fact I might even suggest going straight up baked potato on that shit but I havent tried it so I won't.
Peel the potatoes with your hands.
Smang it girl (Smash it and bang)
add the egg yolks and salt, and knead (make sure the potatoes are cool by this point or you'll end up with scrambled eggs and hash browns instead of gnocchi dough)
add the flour and knead some more
roll the dough out into tubes, then cut into bite sized chunks
Boil until the gnocchis float to the top of the pot.
add your choice of sauce and serve.


Chicken Parm:
(recipe from you dont really need a recipe source for this its kind of general knowledge)
3 boneless skinless breasts
3 eggs
a jar of tomato sauce
fresh mozzarella

Preheat the oven to 350
slice the chicken
bread each piece of chicken (flour -> egg -> breadcrumb) and fry for about 7 minutes per side
In a pyrex baking dish, place the chicken, then cover with the sauce and cheese, and bake for 25 minutes.


Video Soundtrack:

Titus Andronicus - My Eating Disorder
The Books - Three Day Night
Wilco - Heavy metal Drummer
Yo La Tengo - Return to Hot Chicken
Plaid - Tender Hooks
Nine Inch Nails - (26) Ghosts III

On a semi-related note if anyone knows anything about the string of armed robberies happening in Stockton, CA lately I urge you to contact the Stockton PD about it with any information you may have. Being inside your place of employment while it's being fucking robbed is PRETTY DANG STRESSFUL and I want to see this piece of shit behind bars okay thanks!



We're trying something new. I'm going to pick a few recipes and you select from them. Capice?

Fried Shrimp (I would be doing this as coconut shrimp)
Shrimp Gyoza (aka potstickers or dumplings)
Tempura (also probably with shrimp)


I'm also planning on making a homemade loaf of bread soon because thats a pretty basic and important skill to learn and it just so happens that there is a recipe for that. Plus I just haven't made one for a long time.